As each spring semester wraps up, seniors in MSU’s film program showcase the labors of love they spend all term devoting themselves to. This year the School of Film and Photography is presenting the senior class’s short films from both the fall and spring semesters at the Paul Monaco Awards.… Read more

With summer finally approaching, it’s time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. Food trucks are a great way to get outside, grab a bite to eat and support small local businesses. Here are a few that you won’t want to skip out on:  Read more

If you are anything like me, dancing in public is terrifying, but I’m always jealous of the smiles on the people who do it well. Most people won’t hit the floor until late on a Friday night, but with a little bravery you don't have to be the jealous outsider watching from afar. Read more

Two students at MSU, Maleeya Knows His Gun, who is Miss Indian MSU, and “Kola” Bad Bear, a forward on the Bobcat women's basketball team, are working with faculty members from the Native American studies department to recognize Thursday, May 5, as a day to raise awareness for Missing and Mur… Read more

The closing of Cactus Records’ Main Street location came as harsh news for Bozeman music lovers. A historic space known for its great records, CDs, apparel and trinkets was suddenly lost. But in a bittersweet twist of events, Cactus Records still remains on Main Street. It’s farther down the… Read more

It was a Tuesday afternoon last semester that I sat down in a mostly empty conference room for a lecture on period poverty, a broad issue surrounding menstruation and lack of access to products that I knew very little about at the time. Halfway through the discussion, I remember thinking, wh… Read more

 The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) and PACE will be hosting Catchella, the free annual spring concert, at the ELM on Thursday, April 28, at 8 p.m. The event has previously been hosted at the Rialto under the name of Golden Lights, but hasn’t been held the past two years because of COVID… Read more

Gary Bates, once a farm boy in Amsterdam, Montana and now a well known sculptor, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Wind Arc, more commonly known at MSU as the Noodle on Wednesday, April 13. This sculpture weighs 4,060 pounds, balanced to the nearest ounce, all while spinning two tons of… Read more

Last week Father John Misty released his latest creation: “Chloë and the Next 20th Century.” The 50 minute album made up of 11 tracks sounds very cohesive and is a rather thematic production lyrically. The album is jazzy, croony and at times — though it feels rude to admit — slightly elevato… Read more

There are a few staple bars downtown like Bar IX, Rocking R Bar and El Camino that MSU students flock to on the weekends. These places are great, but the Bozeman bar scene has so much more to offer. If you are tired of your same old spots, here are some new places to try:  Read more

I’m a big Marvel fan (Martin Scorsese can speak his piece, that doesn't mean we have to listen). I’ve lived my life thinking DC movies were far inferior to any Marvel movie, mostly because a lot of them are, and then “The Batman” came out. Say what you want about pointless remakes or useless… Read more

Bozeman Vintage doesn’t just carry the staple pieces needed to put an outfit together, but the one of a kind finds that’ll have others asking, ‘where’d you get that?’ left and right. This hole in the wall, located at 1008 N 7th Ave., isn’t like other thrift stores. Its aesthetic atmosphere m… Read more

This week the Office of Student Engagement (OSE) held its biannual Student Art Market. And might I say, it was one of the best Art Markets I have attended so far. On Tuesday, April 5, and Wednesday, April 6, thirty-plus artists showcased their handcrafted, handprinted and photographed works … Read more

As humans, we all need our morning ‘cup of joe’ to help us get hustling and bustling in the morning. Everyone has a drink they call their morning glory that they can’t properly function without. You can tell a lot about a person based on what they’re drinking in their mug in the morning. Her… Read more

On Monday, March 28, in the Leigh Lounge of the SUB, Jennifer Hill, associate professor of American Studies, presented her newly published, and long-awaited non-fiction book, “Birthing the West: Mothers and Midwives in the Rockies and Plains.” Read more

High schoolers across America are drawn to MSU for the skiing, beautiful landscapes and, of course, nationally renowned Greek life. Once Freshmen arrive on campus, they swarm to Frat row to see if they have got what it takes to be a star. Read more

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In front of a packed SUB Ballroom A on Saturday, March 26, the Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) hosted “Awaken,” the first in-person drag show since 2019. Led by local drag queen Hex Shadow, the evening featured ten performers including both drag queens and kings.  Read more

Released in November, Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza” has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director at this year’s Academy Awards. This film is a love-letter to Southern California and to the 1970s. Shot on 35mm Kodak film, the grainy appearance of t… Read more

The 46th annual American Indian Council (AIC) Powwow, a gathering celebrating Native American culture, is taking place at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26. This event is for friends and families of all different backgrounds to come together to celebrat… Read more

Since last year, MSU students (well, really only the seniors) have seen what it’s like to have both a spring break and a longer semester, as well as a shorter semester and no spring break. I checked in with MSU students who have severely divergent opinions on this year’s return of spring break.  Read more

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“What is the African dream?” keynote speaker and Nollywood actress Stella Damasus asked a crowd assembled in the SUB ballrooms Sunday night. “If you can’t answer that, if you don’t have an idea of what the African dream is, then it means that even our identity has been misplaced. Because if … Read more

The first annual Brawl of the Wild on Ice took place Saturday, Feb. 25 at Canyon Ferry, a reservoir of the Missouri River adjacent to Helena. The Backcountry Hunters and Anglers of Montana State (BHA) faced off against the University of Montana’s BHA student chapter in various ice fishing ev… Read more

Since rolling into town last September, folks have been buzzing about the laughs down at Last Best Comedy. The new comedy club is the brainchild of Chicago/Los Angeles improv artists Annie and Levin O’Connor and The Bozeman Improverts’ own Molly Hannan. The trio have brought this entertainme… Read more

Steep Mountain Tea House hosted an open mic night in collaboration with the Bozeman Poetry Collective last Friday, Feb. 28. The event included both poets, musicians and a short scene performed by local Bozeman actors. Read more

At Major Madness on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in SUB Ballroom A, students were encouraged and given the opportunity to explore most of the majors and departmental programs MSU has to offer. MSU not only provides an extensive number of majors, but also boasts ample program events and resources in m… Read more

Last President’s Day Weekend, Downtown Bozeman held its annual Winter Crazy Days event, and more than 200 businesses participated to offer major winter discounts. It’s safe to say nearly all of Main Street took part in this sales-on-top-of-sales extravaganza. Eager customers filled every sho… Read more

I am a pretty slow reader. To finish a 200 page book takes me about two weeks. To finish “Rubyfruit Jungle” by Rita Mae Brown, I took 3.5 days. Brown laments on the back cover that her autobiographical novel is often advertised and known primarily for its “lesbian” themes. My mother recommen… Read more

ASMSU’s Exit Gallery just wrapped up its first exhibition of the spring semester: “Communities West V.” This was the fifth of a series of exhibits — hence the V — that take place every other year to showcase the work of printmakers and their connections to the western U.S. This exhibit was c… Read more

Progressing from upscale bar food at Sidewinders, fancy avocado toast at Foxtrot and unique American cuisine at Tanglewood, restaurant owners Ellie and Blane Woodfin have opened yet another booming restaurant. Hachi Sushi Pub, located in the Market at Ferguson Farm, brings a new flare of Jap… Read more

In a return to in-person events, the Ivan Doig Center hosted “Research in the Year of Covid” on the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Byker Auditorium. This presentation highlighted the graduate, postdoctoral and professional research completed in the past two years by recipients of res… Read more

If I’m being honest here, Bozeman winters get me a little down. If you can relate, then you, too, might be the type in search of a pick-me-up amidst the chilly months. I present the cure to these downer days: retail therapy. Bozeman’s full of great places to get your fix, but what I’m most h… Read more

When I first declared my major as American Studies in 2019, I thought I was declaring my major as American History. It was not until the first day of my freshman year, in AMST 201 with Jennifer Hill, Ph.D., that I learned American Studies is quite different from basic history. On the first d… Read more

In honor of the Chinese New Year, Mark Johnson, Extreme History and A.S.I.A partnered to present, “Keeping Chinese Culture Alive on the Montana Frontier,” a lecture on the legacy Chinese pioneers left behind here in Montana. Mark Johnson, born and raised in Helena, Montana, is an assistant p… Read more

While snowboarders and skiers shred the slopes at Big Sky and Bridger, the real festivities are taking form in the Office of Student Engagement (OSE) with PACE's Director of Dynamic Events, Kaylan Wait. A Rail Jam to top all Rail Jams is currently in the works, set to take place on Saturday,… Read more

As I look out onto Beall St. from my bedroom window, I see an orange truck with a full-suspension mountain bike in the bed, and a snowboard on the roof rack. The thirst for outdoor adventure grips everyone here in Bozeman. It weaves itself into everything, from our everyday conversations, de… Read more

“Euphoria” has been all the rage since fans had to wait three years for the second season to premiere. This captivating show is known for its beloved actors, exotic make up, high school drama, heartbreaks, hookups and an absurd amount of glitter. A new episode is released each week, which le… Read more

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The Exponent’s Readers’ Choice Awards are an annual competition organized for students to nominate their favorite businesses and places in Bozeman across multiple categories. Read more

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Under downtown Bozeman’s signature ‘spider’ lights I sipped a decadent hot chocolate from Wild Joe’s during the annual Christmas Stroll on Saturday, Dec. 4. From 4:30-7:30 p.m. Main Street became a holiday wonderland, albeit without the snow. For the first time since the beginning of the COV… Read more

When The Ellen Theater in Downtown Bozeman reopened its doors in 2008, the first show presented on its stage was Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Now in 2021, after over a year of dark marquees worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Ellen welcomes audiences back into its aisles … Read more

Are you troubled by a distinct lack of strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience a need for dread in your basement or attic? Do you or any of your family wish to see a spook, specter or ghost? If that’s the case, then it’s my pleasure to announce the Ghostbusters are truly… Read more

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The flurry of gift-giving holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me, you meticulously plan out hyper-curated gifts for all your loved ones. Or, you’re not like me, and will undoubtedly be standing in line at Target at noon on Christmas Eve hoping they still have Aunt Cind… Read more